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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Unwanted Hair - Natural Home Remedies

Unwanted hair can be a source of discomfort and embarrassment for many people. While there are various methods of hair removal, such as shaving, waxing, threading, or laser treatment, some people may prefer natural and inexpensive alternatives. In this article, we will explore some of the home remedies that can help reduce or remove unwanted hair.

Sugar and Lemon Juice

Sugar and lemon juice can act as a natural wax that can remove hair from the face or body. To make this remedy, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

  • A little water

Mix the sugar, lemon juice, and water in a small saucepan and heat it over low flame until the sugar dissolves and forms a sticky paste. Let it cool slightly and apply it on the areas where you want to remove hair. Place a cloth strip over the paste and press it firmly. Pull the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth quickly and gently. Repeat the process until you achieve the desired results.

Turmeric and Milk

Turmeric and milk can help lighten and thin the hair on the face or body. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can soothe the skin and prevent infections. Milk can moisturize and nourish the skin. To make this remedy, you will need:

  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder

  • Enough milk to make a paste

Mix the turmeric powder and milk in a small bowl and make a smooth paste. Apply it on the areas where you want to remove hair and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes or until it dries. Wash it off with warm water and a gentle soap. Repeat the process regularly for a few weeks or months to see the results.

Papaya and Aloe Vera

Papaya and aloe vera can help break down the hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that can weaken the hair roots and make them fall off. Aloe vera can hydrate and heal the skin. To make this remedy, you will need:

  • 1/4 cup of raw papaya pulp

  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon of gram flour

  • 2 teaspoons of mustard oil

  • 2 drops of lavender oil

Blend the papaya pulp and aloe vera gel in a blender and transfer it to a small bowl. Add the turmeric powder, gram flour, mustard oil, and lavender oil and mix well. Apply the mixture on the areas where you want to remove hair and massage it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and pat dry. Repeat the process twice a week for a few months to see the results.


These home remedies are based on anecdotal evidence and may not work for everyone. They may also cause allergic reactions or skin irritation for some people. Therefore, it is advisable to do a patch test before using any of these remedies and consult a doctor if you have any medical conditions or concerns.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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